If you try just one bubble activity this summer, be sure to pick this one! Rainbow bubbles snakes are not only fun but easy enough for KIDS to do it all on their own! Some were over 7 feet tall!
Today, my KIDS & I are going to share with you one of the FUNNEST activities for you to try this summer! It uses only a few materials & is easy to do.
Perfect summer fun for bored tweens OR for adult activity with KIDS!
We did ours on a very windy day & still had bubble snakes over 8 feet long. When the sun hits the bubble snakes you can see rainbows (even without dye). They look like a million little sparkly diamonds.
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**This activity is NOT recommended for younger children. Due to dish soap being toxic if consumed we recommend adult supervision with this activity for older kids, too.
Tips & Tricks
- Teach KIDS to pull the cup away from their mouths when inhaling**
- If you do this activity on a sunny day & your bubbles & make their own rainbows
- You can use store-bought bubbles or make your own solution
(We used plant-based dish soap so it wouldn’t irritate skin or our grass)
- Be sure to stir your bubble solution to fully mixed before use
- if you want extra bubble squirt some dish soap right onto your sock before dipping into the solution (not recommended for younger children)
Now since your KIDS love the combo of dish soap & water send them in after to wash the dishes! Win-Win!
Reusing Your Supplies
- Socks & cups can be reused many times – just lay them out to completely dry
- Socks (both the part you cut off & the part you used) can be upcycled to make into a cup koozie, doll clothes, hair scrunchie, wrist bands, & bracelets! Don’t let them go to waste!
- Left-over bubble soap can be put in a jar or bottle for future use.
Materials to make rainbow bubbles
- rubber bands (one per bubble cup)
- bottom of a sock or part of a washcloth
- 3 T. dish soap
- 3 cups of water
- food coloring
- paper cup or plastic bottle
Tools to make rainbow bubbles
- container to mix & hold your bubble solution
How to make rainbow bubbles aka bubble snakes
- Make your bubble solution by filling a wide shallow container with water & adding dish soap.
– Approx 3 cups of water & 3 tablespoons of dish soap
- Mix your soap & bubbles together (we used our hands)
- Cut the bottom half off of your water bottle – or cut about a 1-2 inch hole in the bottom of your cup.
- Cut the bottom of a sock (the foot part is all you need) or a piece of washcloth works too!
- Place your sock/cloth over the wide opening of your cup/bottle then attach using a rubber band.
- If you want to add food coloring just drop some dye right onto your sock.
- Dip the cloth part of your bubble cup into the solution & make your bubble snakes!
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Thank you for stopping by! We hope you enjoyed this post on how to make Rainbow Bubble Snakes!
Please share with us by commenting below if you have tried making bubble snakes? What type of bubble activities do you like?
Kim & her tween team
*Classy Kids Create offers ideas for crafts, DIY’s & Activities that may not be suitable for all ages. Please use your discretion on what is best and safest for your child. Some steps in our tutorials may need adult assistance (like the use of certain glues or paint).
Please keep in mind that the kids testing these activities are in their tween years & have been crafting since they were toddlers. (Some steps, like spray paint or use of strong glue I do completely for them)